Chapel News

Thanks to Mr Peter Reynolds for helping to solve the mystery of when the Chapel was built. He has very kindly supplied us with pictures of a foundation stone laying trowel which he purchased at auction some years ago.

It bears the inscription
“Hackthorn Wesleyen Chapel
June 9th 1869
Presented to Mr Charles Bratton”



Thursday 3rd October 2019

 at 7.00 p.m. in Hackthorn Village Hall


Thursday 24th October 2019

at 7.00 pm. in Hackthorn Village Hall

Sue Allan, famous as author of the Mayflower Maid Trilogy and for her knowledge of the Pilgrim Fathers’ Journey, is to return to talk about the Mayflower Women

Everyone welcome.

Entrance Fee £2 to include refreshments.

Exhibition 2019

We held a very successful exhibition at the Village Hall on 31st March 2019, with a huge amount of our historical artefacts on display.

We were delighted with the turnout, and thanks go to everyone who supported the event. Here are a few pictures to give you a flavour of what was on display.

War Memorial gets a Facelift

Hackthorn War Memorial
Our war memorial was given a thorough clean-up and restoration in the spring of 2014, and was looking splendid in the sushine once again, as this picture shows.

Clubs and Societies

From the Vicar’s notes of August 1903_

Rifle Club.—We are glad to know that the Rifle Club, inaugurated by Mr. Cracroft in May last for Hackthorn and neighbourhood, is so successful.

There are at the present time twenty-nine ordinary members and two honorary ones. The average attendance at the targets, fixed in the “stone pits,” on Tuesday evenings has been very good, and some of the members are becoming quite “marksmen”, scoring seventeen points out of a possible twenty. “We feel that this is a very pleasant and useful recreation”.